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Grand jury: 25 indicted in July

Grand jury: 25 indicted in July

A Lamar County grand jury handed down indictments to twenty-five individuals for the month of July this week at the Lamar County Courthouse. According to court records, those indicted and their charges are as follows: Tara Acevedo – Burglary of a Building, Possession of Controlled...

07/30/2015 by Josh Allen
City of Paris Is Looking For Volunteers for the Historic Preservation Commission

City of Paris Is Looking For Volunteers for the Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Paris is accepting applications for two positions on the Historic Preservation Commission. Persons interested in serving on a board, commission, or committee must first complete an application indicating their interest and give a brief description of any special knowledge,...

07/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Christian Sims Indicted on Murder Charge

Christian Sims Indicted on Murder Charge

After three hearings to determine competency and certification as an adult, 17-year-old Christian Sims was indicted by a grand jury on Monday. Sims, who is accused in the murder of his grandmother, Annie Sims, must now stand trial in the 6th Judicial Court. Per Texas law, press members are not...

07/27/2015 by Josh Allen
Reno Council Approves Recyclers Depot and Pickers Self-Service Auto Parts Coming to Reno

Reno Council Approves Recyclers Depot and Pickers Self-Service Auto Parts Coming to Reno

The Reno City Council has unanimously approved a Variance requested by Recyclers Depot and Pickers Self-Service Auto Parts to locate their businesses at 7084 Lamar Road, according to a recent release from the company. Recyclers Depot is an innovative metals buying center that will purchase...

07/26/2015 by Josh Allen
5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament Kicks Off United Way's Annual Campaign

5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament Kicks Off United Way's Annual Campaign

United Way of Lamar County kicks off its 2016 Annual Campaign on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 8:00 am at the Paris Rodeo Area, with their 5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.  This down and dirty fun event features four to six player teams, many more spectators, and lots of opportunity to...

07/24/2015 by Josh Allen
'Lego creation' contest held before final Movies in the Park showing

'Lego creation' contest held before final Movies in the Park showing

Lane Cornmesser holds his winning Lego creation at a contest before Movies in the Park on Thursday. Before the final showing of this year’s Movies in the Paris movie series on Thursday evening, about a dozen youngsters brought their own, self-crafted Lego creations to be judged for a...

07/24/2015 by Josh Allen
Chamber and PRMC host event to announce new cardiac services

Chamber and PRMC host event to announce new cardiac services

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and Paris Regional Medical Center invite you to come hear the latest announcement regarding Cardiac Services at Paris Regional Medical Center and our community. Meet on the ER Parking Lot on August 5 at 8:30 a.m. This will be a short event, ending around 9...

07/23/2015 by Josh Allen
Community Leaders Break Ground for Downtown Community Park

Community Leaders Break Ground for Downtown Community Park

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Downtown Community Park took place on Wednesday in front of First United Methodist Church, marking the beginning of construction for the park. Community leaders prepare to break ground on the new park. The park itself will feature a musical harmony garden as...

07/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Sen. Cruz and Rep. Ratcliffe Introduce Bill to Abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sen. Cruz and Rep. Ratcliffe Introduce Bill to Abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Rep. Ratcliffe at an event during a 2012 visit to Paris. WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the fourth anniversary of the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas-04) have introduced legislation to eliminate it. The CFPB,...

07/22/2015 by Josh Allen
Jewelry Shoppe of Paris Joins Chamber, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 30

Jewelry Shoppe of Paris Joins Chamber, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 30

Join the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce as they cut the ribbon for a new member that has joined Chamber family — Jewelry Shoppe of Paris. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. at their location on Lamar Avenue. Meet Owner Dustin Welch and enjoy refreshments.  Please...

07/21/2015 by Josh Allen
Turn Lane to be Added in Front of Paris High

Turn Lane to be Added in Front of Paris High

Upgrades to Loop 286 S.W. are planned to begin soon, including a much needed left-turn lane in front of Paris High School. A new road project to resurface 5.4 miles on the Loop from the Kiamichi Railroad crossing to the intersection with US 271 South is also part of the project.     ...

07/21/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC to Search for Both Interim and Permanent Director

PEDC to Search for Both Interim and Permanent Director

During a special called meeting on Monday, the Paris Economic Development Corporation board voted to not only seek a permanent director for the PEDC, but also to seek an interim director before deciding on a permanent replacement. Prior to passing a motion to do both, the board discussed the...

07/21/2015 by Josh Allen
Paris Thunder travel team adding new teams; tryouts Thursday

Paris Thunder travel team adding new teams; tryouts Thursday

Paris Thunder is a select travel baseball team that, in a recent release, announced they will be adding new teams to their squad for the fall and are looking for new players. Tryouts will be held for 9u, 10u, 11u, and 13u on Thursday, July 23, at Chisum ISD baseball fields at 6 p.m. For more...

07/20/2015 by Josh Allen
PEDC Board to Discuss Filling Director Position

PEDC Board to Discuss Filling Director Position

The board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is holding a Special Called Meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 4pm.  The only item on the agenda to be discussed in Open Session is the possible filling of the vacant Director Position. The PEDC has not had an Executive Director...

07/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Glatfelter Removed from Historic Preservation

Glatfelter Removed from Historic Preservation

Grover Michael Glatfelter was removed from the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) following an outburst of obscenities at a recent Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) board meeting where he berated the PEDC and specifically outgoing board member Steve Grubbs.  The police were...

07/14/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet on Monday

City Council to Meet on Monday

The City Council of Paris will be meeting in regular session on Monday, July 13th at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The meeting is open to the public and includes a “citizen’s forum.” The regular agenda is as follows: 8. Conduct a public...

07/12/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Meeting Begins With Obscene Shouting Match

PEDC Meeting Begins With Obscene Shouting Match

During a special called meeting on Tuesday at the city council chambers, the Paris Economic Development Corporation elected two new officers: Ray Banks and Richard Manning, with Manning elected to the position of the chair of the PEDC. City Council member Sue Lancaster was welcomed as the...

07/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Expands Commercial Development

Paris Expands Commercial Development

With the upcoming opening of Aldi on Thursday, the city of Paris sees another major chain of stores enter the local economy. The grocery store, which pits itself against competitors Walmart and Kroger, touts its competitive prices as a major draw for families looking to save money on food...

07/07/2015 by eParisExtra
City Offices and Sanitation Department Closed on Friday

City Offices and Sanitation Department Closed on Friday

All city of Paris offices are closed on Friday, July 3rd for the Independence Day holiday. The City of Paris Sanitation Department will NOT pick up trash on Friday, July 3rd.  The Compost Site will NOT be open Friday, July 3rd or Saturday, July 4th. Our regular trash collection schedule will...

07/03/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Holds Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

PEDC Holds Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation will be holding a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, July 7th at 4pm.  This will be the first meeting with new board members Richard Manning and Ray Banks. The PEDC Board will be electing new Officers on Tuesday. The board will also discuss and...

07/03/2015 by eParisExtra